Events in Netherlands

Symposium: Spinoza and the arts: passionate reason

A 2-day international symposium, 4-5 October 2019
At West Den Haag art gallery, the Hague, the Netherlands

Featuring papers and discussion from Moira Gatens, Beth Lord, Katja Diefenbach, Mogens Laerke, Andrea Sangiacomo, and Torkild Thanem, moderated by Baruch Gottlieb.

Full information and registration available here

PDF with programme, paper abstracts, and further information here: Spinoza-Symposium-2019-final

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Reminder: Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VI

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VI <https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/news/events/dutch-seminar-in-early-modern-philosophy-6> (DSEMP) will take place on *29–30 May 2019*, at the *Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen*, Groningen, Netherlands.

The DSEMP brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Building on the success of the previous 2014–2018 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations in order to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

Keynote speakers:

Katherine Brading (Duke University)

Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto)

 

Submission guidelines: We welcome abstracts prepared for peer review onany topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non-canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, and methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy.

Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) to our EasyChair page <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsemp2019> (first time users will be asked to register with EasyChair).

Deadline for abstract submission: *10 January 2019* (11.59 pm – Amsterdam time). Decisions will follow by the *end of March.* We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.

Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

Contact: If you have questions, please send an email to Laura Georgescu <https://www.rug.nl/staff/l.georgescu/> (l.georgescu@rug.nl).

Co-organizers:

Laura Georgescu (University of Groningen)

Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen)

The Dutch Seminar is part of the Activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt) and it is supported by Lodi Nauta’s Spinoza Prize Project <https://www.rug.nl/about-us/where-do-we-stand/facts-and-figures/prizes-and-awards/spinoza/lodi-nauta—laureaat-nwo-spinozapremie-2016?lang=en>

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Collegium Spinozanum summer school III

The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought <https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/organization/history/gcmemt/> is pleased to announce the third edition of the *Collegium Spinozanum*: an international summer school on Spinoza and Spinozisms in their philosophical and historical contexts <https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2019/collegiumspinozanum/>

The summer school takes place at the Faculty of Philosophy <https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/?lang=en>, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen, on *July 2-5, 2019*.

*Deadline for presentations*: April 1, 2019 *Deadline for registration*: June 1, 2019

 

*Description*

This summer school aims to bring together advanced students and established scholars working broadly on Spinoza’s thought, sources and reception. The goal of the summer school is to create an international forum to stimulate scholarly exchange and conversations inspired by different approaches and methodologies.

During morning sessions, established scholars in several different areas of Spinoza studies will offer seminars on some of the frontier research topics in the field. Afternoon sessions will consist of discussions of selected papers presented by participants and reading groups on short texts belonging to Spinoza’s works, or significant for the reception of Spinoza’s philosophy.

 

*Confirmed invited speakers*

Susan James (Birkbeck College London)

Maxime Rovere (PUC Rio de Janeiro)

Hasana Sharp (McGill University)

Jimena Solé (Universidad de Buenos Aires

 

For further information, please visit the website <https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2019/collegiumspinozanum/>

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy V

Call for Papers

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy V (#DSEMP) Utrecht University (NL)

30-31 May 2018

https://dutchseminarearlymodernphilosophy.wordpress.com/

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Built on the success of the previous

2014–2017 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

 

*Keynote speakers*

Professor Christia Mercer (Columbia University)
Professor Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)

*Call for papers*

We welcome abstracts for talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy.

Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsemp18

Deadline: 15 January 2018

Decisions will follow by early March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.

Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

Contact Chris Meyns (c.meyns@uu.nl / @chrismeyns) with any questions.

*Co-organizers: *

Andrea Sangiacamo (University of Groningen)
Chris Meyns (Utrecht University)

*The Dutch Seminar is an activity of:*

Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy

CFP: Dutch Seminar in early modern philosophy V

Call for Papers

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy V (#DSEMP) Utrecht University (NL)

30-31 May 2018

https://dutchseminarearlymodernphilosophy.wordpress.com/

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Built on the success of the previous 2014–2017 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

*Keynote speakers*

Professor Christia Mercer (Columbia University)
Professor Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)

*Call for papers*

We welcome abstracts for talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy.

Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsemp18

Deadline: 15 January 2018

Decisions will follow by early March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this.

Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

Contact Chris Meyns (c.meyns@uu.nl / @chrismeyns) with any questions.

*Co-organizers: *

Andrea Sangiacamo (University of Groningen) and Chris Meyns (Utrecht University)

*The Dutch Seminar is an activity of:*

Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University (https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/department-of-philosophy-and-religious-studies)

Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy

Meeting Spinoza seminar

Seminar: ‘Meeting Spinoza: Books, Letters, Networks, Personal Encounters’

October 5-6, 2017

Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude
Agnietenstraat 5, Utrecht, The Netherlands

https://www.uu.nl/en/events/seminar-meeting-spinoza-books-letters-networks-personal-encounters

Keynote speakers:

Raphaële Andrault (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS-Lyon)
Mogens Laerke (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS-Lyon)
Steven Nadler (Wisconsin-Madison)
Antonella Del Prete (Tuscia University)

Registration:

Attendance is free, but due to the limited seating capacity please register by email (meetingspinoza@gmail.com) on or before October 1.

Organizers:

Albert Gootjes
Piet Steenbakkers
Jeroen van de Ven

 

Programme

Thursday, October 5

9:30-10:00      Registration and coffee

10:00-11:30    Session 1: Stoic Books and Letters

  • Adam Smrcz (Eotvos Lorand University Budapest / Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest) and Oliver Istvan Toth (Eotvos Lorand University Budapest / Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt): ‘The Missing Books from Spinoza’s Library: The Case of Justus Lipsius, Spinoza, and Stoicism’
  • Christopher Quintana (Villanova): ‘Spinoza’s Stoic Letters’

11:30-11:45    Coffee break

11:45-12:45    Keynote 1

  • Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison): “Spinoza and Menasseh ben Israel: Facts and Fictions”

12:45-14:15    Lunch

14:15-15:45    Session 2: The Amsterdam and Leiden Networks

  • Russ Leo (Princeton University): ‘Baruch Spinoza, Lodewijk Meyer, Nil Volentibus Arduum, and the Philosophy of Neoclassicism’
  • Eric Jorink (Huygens ING / Leiden University): ‘Spinoza, Steno, and Swammerdam and the Leiden Medical Faculty’

15:45-16:00    Tea break

16:00-17:30    Session 3: Concerned Calvinists

  • Esther Shallan (Oxford Brookes University): ‘Ill-argued, Ill-met: Spinoza’s Correspondence and Encounter with Willem van Blijenbergh’
  • Matthias Mangold (ETF Leuven): ‘Salomon van Til (1643-1713) and the Reception of Spinoza among Late Seventeenth-Century Dutch Aristocrats’

19:00-21:00    Conference dinner

Friday, October 6

9:00-9:15        Coffee

9:15-10:45      Session 5: Meeting the Natural Philosophers

  • Chris Meyns (Utrecht University): ‘Spinoza’s Circle of Optics’
  • Daniel Schneider (University of Haifa): ‘A Meeting Once Removed: Boyle and Spinoza, the Worm and Blood’

10:45-11:00    Coffee break

11:00-12:00    Keynote 2:

  • Antonella Del Prete (Tuscia University): ‘Cartesian Fluctuations: Van Velthuysen and Spinoza’

12:00-13:30    Lunch break

13:30-15:00    Session 4: Friends or Foes?

  • Edwin Curley (University of Michigan): ‘Overcoming Enmity: Spinoza’s Correspondence with Van Velthuysen (Ep. 42, 43, and 69)’
  • Maxime Rovere (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro): ‘Resisting Spinoza: Bouwmeester, Van den Enden, and Kerckrinck’s Objections to Spinoza’s Intellectualism’

15:00-15:15    Tea break

15:15-16:00    Session 6: Scholastic Encounters

  • Stephen Zylstra (University of Toronto): ‘Spinoza on Emanation and Immanent Causation: Assessing the Influence of Scholasticism’

16:00-17:00    Keynote 3:

  • Raphaële Andrault (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS-Lyon) and Mogens Laerke (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS-Lyon): ‘The Paris Constellations, 1665-1679: Experimentalism and Epistemology’

 

Collegium Spinozanum II

An International Summer School on Spinoza and Spinozisms in Their Historical and Philosophical Context

University of Groningen

Full details: http://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2017/collegium-spinozanum/

Dates
4 – 7 July 2017
Deadline call for papers: 20 April 2017
Deadline for registration: 1 June 2017
Level
BA, MA, PhD, Post-Doc (staff)
Coordinator
Andrea Sangiacomo
Fee
PhDs and Post-doc (or staff): 150
Undergraduate students: 100
Bachelor students: 50
Housing (optional):
235 (6 nights)
Spinoza

Built on the success of the previous 2015 edition, the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought is pleased to announce the second edition of the Collegium Spinozanum, which will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen from 4 to 7 July 2017.

This Summer School aims to bring together advanced students and established scholars working broadly on Spinoza’s thought, sources and reception. The goal of the Summer School is to create an international forum to stimulate scholarly exchange and conversations inspired by different approaches and methodologies.

During morning sessions, established scholars in several different areas of Spinoza studies will offer seminars on some of the frontier research topics in the field. Afternoon sessions will consist of discussions of selected papers presented by participants and reading groups on short texts belonging to Spinoza’s works, or significant for the reception of Spinoza’s philosophy.

Scholarships and fee waivers are available.

Seminar: “Meeting Spinoza”

Seminar: ‘Meeting Spinoza: Books, Letters, Networks, Personal Encounters’

Date: October 5-6, 2017

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Confirmed invited speakers: Mogens Laerke (CNRS Lyon), Steven Nadler (Madison-Wisconsin), Antonella del Prete (Tuscia University)

Prospectus

While the old model of Spinoza as a recluse who developed a complete philosophical system in near isolation may no longer dominate scholarship as it once did, the full depth of his interaction with others remains largely unexplored. The seminar ‘Meeting Spinoza: Books, Letters, Networks, Personal Encounters’ seeks to fill this historiographical gap by bringing Spinoza specialists together with other early modern scholars who encounter him through the eyes of the historical figures at the basis of their own research. With the notion of ‘meeting’ in the main title we understand direct engagement with Spinoza during his own lifetime. Nevertheless, as the subtitle conveys, the modality of these meetings may be understood in a wide variety of ways. Papers may therefore consider the reception of Spinoza’s writings, either as they circulated in manuscript form or immediately upon their publication. They may seek to solve specific issues relating to Spinoza’s correspondence, or investigate patterns in his letter writing. We also encourage contributions on the networks in which Spinoza participated, ranging from the Jewish surroundings in which he was raised, to his ambivalent relationship with the Dutch Cartesians, and everything in between, such as the Dutch Collegiant community of his merchant years or even the prominent number of physicians figuring among his associates. A final, related area of interest is constituted by those contemporaries who are known to have met Spinoza in person. This category includes the famous meetings with Henry Oldenburg and Leibniz, but our interest extends also to chance or one-time encounters with lesser known figures, such as the Leiden theologian Salomon van Til. Papers should aim to contribute to our understanding of the man Spinoza, the development of his thought, and the response it evoked, all within the dynamics of the world in which he participated.

Abstracts

Anonymized abstracts (300-500 words) should be sent as a .docx file to Albert Gootjes (a.j.gootjes@uu.nl) by March 15, 2017; please include a separate attachment with contact information, affiliation, and professional status. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by April 15, 2017.

Limited funds are available to cover travel and/or accommodations for presenters who receive no financial support from their institution. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for such a subsidy.

‘Spinoza’s Web’

This seminar is part of the ‘Spinoza’s Web’-projected directed by prof. dr. Piet Steenbakkers, and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Organisers: Piet Steenbakkers, Jeroen van de Ven, Albert Gootjes

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy IV

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (NL), 18-19 February 2017

We are pleased to announce the fourth meeting of the Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy.

Built on the success of the previous 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, which brought together scholars from all over Europe and North America, this Seminar aims to bring together advanced students and established scholars working on early modern philosophy (broadly conceived, ranging from the later scholastics to Kant). The intention is to come to a workshop-type of collaboration in order to stimulate scholarly exchange in our field.

The Dutch Seminar is part of the activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt) based at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen, and of the OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy. The language of presentation and discussion is English. Please note that this year the Seminar takes place during the weekend (Saturday 18th February whole day, Sunday 19th February until 1pm).

Keynote speakers:

Prof Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University)

Dr Emily Thomas (University of Groningen / Durham University)

 

Call for papers

Please send the abstract of your proposed lecture (on any topic relevant to early modern philosophy) to Dr Andrea Sangiacomo (A.Sangiacomo@rug.nl) by October 15, 2016. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing and sent as a .docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (name, affiliation, email and professional status – doctoral student; postdoc; lecturer; etc.) should also be specified in your e-mail message.

The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome of the review by December 20. We will do our best to send the reviewers’ reports to all participants in order to provide useful feedback on the abstracts.

There are no registration fees. Attendance is free and all listeners are welcome. No financial help, however, can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

Contact

Andrea Sangiacomo (A.Sangiacomo@rug.nl)

Workshop: A Day with Spinoza, Groningen

The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt) is pleased to announce the workshop:

A day with Spinoza: Bodies, Cognition and Society

Faculty of Philosophy, Room Gamma

Oude Boteringestraat 52 – 9712 SC Groningen (NL)

20th April 2016

 

The workshop aims to bring together scholars at different stages of their career. Participants will present their own works in progress by stimulating discussion on Spinoza’s complex and multifaceted understanding of bodies, cognition and society.

 

Program

9.00-10.00 Christopher Thomas (University of Aberdeen): From Complex Bodies to a Theory of Art: Spinoza on Beauty and Artistic Bodies.

10.00-11.00 Oliver Istvan Toth (Eotvos Lorand University Budapest): Revisiting the ‘pancreas problem’ in Spinoza from a historical perspective – the case of memories

– Break –

11.15-12.15 Martin Lenz (Groningen): Intersubjectivity in Early Modern Philosophy: Spinoza on the Division of Cognitive Labour

12.15-13.15 Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington, Seattle, USA): Spinoza on ‘Beings of Reason’ (Entia Rationis) and the Analogical Imagination

– Lunch Break –

14.45-15.45 Matthew Homan (Christopher Newport University, VA – USA): True Beings of Reason in Spinoza

15.45- 16.45 Liba Kaucky (London University): On the Role of True Worship for True Religion and Political Stability

– Break –

17.00-18.00 Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): How to make a State more rational? Spinoza and minorities.
 

Attendance is free, but registration is appreciated. To register please send a message to A.Sangiacomo@rug.nl.

 http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/news/events/a-day-with-spinoza-bodies-cognition-and-society